On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1988

Historical Events

  • Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling
  • FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion
  • Gorbachev pushes plan electing president and parliament in March, 1989
  • Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
  • Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
  • South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"

Famous Deaths

  • Ellin Berlin [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, dies at 86
  • Pete Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, dies at 55
1988 Highlights

About July 29, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo